INCREASING GRASSCUTTER PRODUCTION THROUGH THE ACTIVITIES OF THE CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES (A CASE STUDY OF UMUDIKE UMUAHIA IN ABIA STATE)
The project work on the topic “Increasing Grasscutter Production Through the Activities of Co-operative Society in Umudike Umuahia Abia State as the Case Study was done to look into the previous programmes constituted by government to bring into a state of readiness for Grasscutter farmers and producers in co-operatives and the active ones to be more fruitful s a way of making it easy based on the attainment of self-sufficiency on Grasscutter production in Nigeria. The general problems that affects the success of the objectives of these co-operatives in Umudike Umuahia was proved and how it can affect the co-operatives in Umudike Umuahia was proved. These also include the inefficient service extension workers, inadequate market outlet, inadequate land acquisition, no limit or restriction of membership which might bring in people of different characters whose membership may lead to the decrease in number of the society among others. Finally this tends to improve the rate of training of workers in co-operative, also where the state and social government agencies should also have an effective co-ordination as this may proffer solution to the objectives of organizing these co-operative societies.
TABLE OF CONTENT
Title Page i
Approval Page ii
Table of Content viii
- Introduction 1
- Background Of The Study 3
- Statement Of The Problem 4
- Objective Of The Study 5
- Scope And Limitation Of The Study 5
- Research Hypothesis 6
- Significance Of The Study 7
- Definition Of Terms 8
- Review Of Related Literature 11
- Definition Of Agriculture 12
2.2 The Importance of Grasscutter Production in Co-Operatives 13
2.3 Problems of Grasscutter Production of Co-Operatives 16
2.4 Government Policies and Programmes On Grasscutter Production 20
- Research Design And Methodology 24
3.1 Population of the Study 24
3.2 Sources of Data 25
- The Primary Source 25
- The Secondary Source 26
- Method of Investigation 26
3.4 Methods of Data Analysis 28
3.5 Determination of Sample Size 29
4.0 Presentation, Analysis and Interpretation of Data 30
4.1 Presentations of Data 30
4.2 Analysis of Data 30
4.3 Interpretation of Data 31
- Summary of Findings, Recommendation
And Conclusion 37
- Summary Of Findings Problems Encountered
In Grasscutter Production In Co-Operative
- Conclusion 39
- Recommendations 40
Grasscutter production is another special area of livestock which is based on the animal husbandry which also involved with co-operative society activities.
Much practical exercise has been done in the state through the activities of co-operatives and lots of ideas must be considered which now gave rise to this research study. In this way greater attention has been paid based on the look-down or the neglects and its reasons of not functioning effectively and efficiently on the production of Grasscutter in co-operative
Grasscutter production through the co-operative societies is very much satisfied with the large number of medium–earning producers in Umudike Umuahia. And there is no importance relating to the ownership and use of land, especially farm land revolution or successful changes in this section in particular.
Through the activities of co-operative societies, contributions has been made to the economy, by providing in large quantity this delicious meat (Grasscutter) and creating self employment based on this aspect which is the production of Grasscutter, this now gave rise to the people in the state to look for jobs that will earn more income for a living.
The Grasscutter co-operative producers were not fortune enough to meet the objectives of using Grasscutter production to enhance the economic situation and reformation of the state. With this therefore one ought to understand that co-operative in Umudike Umuahia and their output from the Grasscutter production cannot quench the demand or even satisfy the number of individuals living in the area and also provide the essential tools that are necessary in the production area.
Based on the information gotten from the state livestock report, it showed that these producers have increased in number, they have a larger number of employees mostly in the rural areas and they have contributed greatly in their work.
Government has seen the useful impact of Grasscutter production carried out by co-operative society and encourage the individuals to be more serious so as to enhance a greater production and self-employment in order to develop the rural, states and build a sufficient state and economy.